Category Africa

Podcast: Dr Jane Goodall on chimps, how to fix the planet & the power of hope

In this episode of the Wild Lives podcast, wildlife icon Dr Jane Goodall shares her favourite stories of life in the field, how to save the environment in the age of climate change, and shares her simple tips for making a difference.

Podcast: On Patrol with The Black Mambas Anti-Poaching Rangers

As poaching decimates wildlife populations across Africa, heroic people are stepping up to intervene – including the Black Mambas, the world’s first women’s only anti-poaching unit, who patrol and protect South Africa’s Balule Nature Reserve. Through their surveillance and sophisticated monitoring techniques, the Mambas are the first line of defence in the war against poaching […]

PODCAST: South Africa’s Great White Sharks With Kelly Baker

Is the Great White Shark an indiscriminate killing machine, or is this ocean predator simply misunderstood? Marine biologist Kelly Baker has spent years working with South Africa’s sharks, and in this episode of the Wild Lives podcast she sets the record straight.

PODCAST: Andre Bauma & the mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park

In this episode of the Wild Lives by Faunographic podcast we chat to Andre Bauma, a legendary ranger, guide and wildlife rescuer who has devoted his life to caring for the mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park, in the Congo.

PODCAST: With world-renowned cheetah expert Dr Laurie Marker

In this podcast, legendary big cat expert Dr Laurie Marker shares the fascinating tales of her life with cheetahs in both Namibia and her early days in the Unites States.

PODCAST: It’s World Lion Day! Explorer Dereck Joubert shares his unique perspective on these amazing big cats

To celebrate World Lion Day, Emmy-winning film-maker and National Geographic explorer Dereck Joubert talks about his life with big cats. Listen to his intriguing stories now on the Wild Lives by Faunographic podcast

TRAVEL: FOR WILDLIFE, SCUBA DIVING AND LIVING THE TROPICAL ISLAND DREAM, HEAD TO ZANZIBAR

  Whoever said, “Blue and green should never be seen” should stop being so judgey and get to Zanzibar, stat. Wherever you look, there’s proof these colours are at their best when they’re working together – here, lush green jungle meets dazzling aqua sea meets deep blue sky. The wildlife is easy on the eye, […]

INTERVIEW: Cheetah expert Dr Laurie Marker’s big wins for big cats

  If you’ve ever had the privilege of seeing a wild cheetah, you’ll understand Dr Laurie Marker’s lifelong obsession – there’s plenty to love about these intriguing (and mega photogenic) felines. They have a tough time coexisting with bigger predators like lions, hyenas and leopards – yet they can hit speeds of 120km/h and purr like domestic […]

INTERVIEW: Wild African rhinos in the Australian bush? Ray Dearlove’s making it happen

Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Ray Dearlove doesn’t just see an opportunity to save the rhino from certain extinction – he’s created one with The Australian Rhino Project. This ambitious plan will establish a breeding herd of white rhinos Down […]

INTERVIEW: Emmy winner & Nat Geo Explorer Dereck Joubert on lions and rhinos

Oh, serendipity… I was recently staying at the Mara Plains Camp in the Masai Mara, Kenya, at the exact same time as two of my all-time heroes – Dereck and Beverly Joubert. They’re conservation experts, Emmy-winning wildlife doco makers, TED talkers, National Geographic Explorers in Residence, and partners with Great Plains Conservation (as well as […]